What is Corpus Linguistics?

@article{Gries2009WhatIC,
  title={What is Corpus Linguistics?},
  author={Stefan Th. Gries},
  journal={Lang. Linguistics Compass},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={1225-1241}
}
  • S. Gries
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Linguistics
  • Lang. Linguistics Compass
Corpus linguistics is one of the fastest-growing methodologies in contemporary linguistics. In a conversational format, this article answers a few questions that corpus linguists regularly face from linguists who have not used corpus-based methods so far. It discusses some of the central assumptions (‘formal distributional differences reflect functional differences’), notions (corpora, representativity and balancedness, markup and annotation), and methods of corpus linguistics (frequency lists… 

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